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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-15-2020, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
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Helibars Riser

Hello again all. I am considering ordering the Helibars Riser for my Gen II and was wondering if it the really make for a more comfortable riding position and if they are as big a pain in the arse to install as I suspect they are. Thanks

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Yes, it is a little bit of a pain in the neck to install. But nothing like changing a starter on a 81 Toyota Corolla! Seriously, everything is right there and you don't get dirty. The only thing that concerned me was taking the throttle housing apart. But really it was no big deal. No springs came flying out or nothing like that. And it only goes back together one way. So you can't screw that up. Bleeding the little brake line, no problem there eather. Just be sure to put down some towels around the fuel tank... For me, I love it! I had one on my 2012 and liked it. When I got my 16 I rode it about 1,000 miles without the bridge. I put it on and I'm back home! Love it. 👍
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I installed mine in a hour or so several months ago. 1" UP and 3" back at me I set straight up now.. But I had 1" blocks on the triple tree before and had removed the thick wire under the top triple tree so you can get to the fasteners with a wrench under the riser brace.

Pics are from last week installed 1" blocks on it.

I had a spare set of throttle cables made 2.5 inches longer so I could add my 1" blocks under the bars on it so I am UP 2" inches now. I had the bars turned OUT and this time moved them IN max 1.5" on each bar. Now I can see out my mirrors my shoulders are not in the mirrors now.
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When I installed my Helibars I ended up with a clutch hose that was a little too short. I had to follow the hose back till it was held in place by a screw and a plastic holder. I removed the screw and the holder and then pulled/pushed the line so a little more of it came forward, then it was loose enough. Good luck.

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Big fan of the Helibars Riser for my '06. The only things that a little wonky is the throttle side extension. It's just ugly, but I've learned to ignore it. If you're looking for a brake line extension to get rid of the connector, this is the information that I've got in my running notes taken from various FJR forums:

+3” brake line (helibars) Hel performance USA.

877-416-0969 - Jim Miller , $49.00 plus shipping.

66-HBF-966 (3” longer brake line)
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Big fan of the Helibars Riser for my '06. The only things that a little wonky is the throttle side extension. It's just ugly, but I've learned to ignore it. If you're looking for a brake line extension to get rid of the connector, this is the information that I've got in my running notes taken from various FJR forums:

+3” brake line (helibars) Hel performance USA.

877-416-0969 - Jim Miller , $49.00 plus shipping.

66-HBF-966 (3” longer brake line)
When I had the throttle cables made longer for the 1" blocks under the bars the longer throttle cables and wiring harness hinds the bleeder some.

Thanks for the info will call Monday.
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